Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Sam Garcia, News Editor

All content by Sam Garcia

Rams Earn Wild Card Victory, Advance to Divisional Round

Jan 10, 2021

Thanks to a dominant defensive performance, the L.A. Rams reduced Seattle’s playoff berth to a one-and-done deal. Here’s what we learned from Lumen Field on Super Wild Card Weekend: Rams Defense Smothers...

“Wonder Woman 1984”: A Mediocre Sequel

Dec 26, 2020

After three years, "Wonder Woman 1984" is finally here. The long awaited sequel to 2017’s “Wonder Woman” arrived on HBO Max Christmas Day. Patty Jenkins returns to the director’s chair alongside...

Rams Avenge Super Bowl Loss, Beat Patriots 24-3

Dec 11, 2020

Leading up to the game, sports outlets tapped this matchup as a rematch of Super Bowl 53. Unlike that fateful night two seasons ago, it was the Rams’ defense who stymied the Patriots offense 24-3. Here’s...

Rams Defeat Cardinals 38-28, Claim First Place in NFC West

Dec 6, 2020

Losses hurt, especially close ones. The remedy? Thoroughly handing it to a division rival. That's exactly what the Rams did today against the Cardinals. A week after losing a close game to the 49ers, the...

Rams Lose First Home Game 23-20 Against Rival 49ers

Nov 29, 2020

The Rams lost their first home game of the season, falling 23-20 to the visiting 49ers. It was a game that came down to who’s defense could make the big stop late, and San Francisco answered the call....

Rams Hold Off Tom-pa Bay Buccaneers for Narrow 27-24 Win

Nov 23, 2020

It wasn’t pretty at times, but when it comes down to it, a win is a win. The Los Angeles Rams managed to squeeze out a 27-24 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here’s what we learned...

Rams Defeat Seahawks, Tie for First Place in NFC West

Nov 15, 2020

Two weeks after being shellacked by the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Rams bounced back in a major way. Their defense grounded the high flying Seahawks passing attack, lifting the team to a 23-16 win...

Joe Biden to Become the 46th President of the United States

Nov 7, 2020

It’s a historical event. It's projected that Joe Biden will win the 2020 presidency and become the 46th President of the United States, according to The Associated Press and NBC News.  While ballots...

Dolphins’ Defense Overwhelms Rams in 28-17 Victory

Nov 1, 2020

While rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa garnered all the headlines, it was the Miami defense that shined against the Rams. Here’s what we learned from the Rams’ 28-17 loss at Hard Rock Stadium: Rams...

Rams’ Defense Shines in 24-10 Victory Over Bears

Oct 26, 2020

The Rams took down the Monsters of the Midway, defeating the Chicago Bears 24-10. Here’s what we learned from Monday Night Football’s duel at SoFi Stadium: Rams' Defense Bounces Back After a down...

“On The Rocks” Review

Oct 25, 2020

Sofia Coppola’s “On The Rocks” follows a father and daughter as they try to find out if the daughter’s husband is cheating on her. Laura (Rashida Jones) becomes suspicious of her husband, Dean...

Rams Come Up Short, Lose to 49ers 24-16

Oct 18, 2020

The Rams traveled up north to face their NFC West rival 49ers and lost big time, losing 24-16. Here’s what we learned from Sunday Night Football’s tussle at Levi’s Stadium: Zero Sacks for Rams'...

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is a Mind-Bending Action Flick

Oct 15, 2020

If you didn’t like the mind-boggling antics of “Inception,” then you probably - most definitely - won’t like Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” But you will enjoy it more than "Interstellar." Initially...

Rams Dominate The Football Team 30-10

Oct 11, 2020

The Rams weathered the storm, literally. Despite the pouring rain, Los Angeles blew up The Football Team 30-10. Here’s what we learned from FedEx Field: Unstoppable Force vs Movable Object The Rams’...

Los Angeles Rams Topple New York Giants 17-9

Oct 4, 2020

Against a surprisingly stingy New York defense, the Los Angeles Rams toppled the Giants 17-9. Here’s what we learned from SoFi Stadium: A Tale of Two Running Games Coming into this game, the Rams had...

Review: 43rd Anniversary of “Titicut Follies”

Oct 3, 2020

Released in 1967, “Titicut Follies” gave audiences a look at the mistreatment of patients at Bridgewater Hospital for the criminally insane. Since today marks the film’s 43rd anniversary, Sam Garcia...

2020 First Presidential Debate

Sep 30, 2020

Last night, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged heated words in their first presidential debate. The 95 minute discussion, mediated by Chris Wallace, featured fiery exchanges...

Los Angeles Rams Fall 35-32 to Buffalo Bills, Drop to 2-1

Sep 27, 2020

The visiting Los Angeles Rams couldn’t pull off their comeback bid, falling to the Buffalo Bills 35-32. Here’s what we learned from today's matchup: LA Stages Late Comeback Down 28-3 halfway through...

Woman falls into hot spring at Yellowstone

May 14, 2020

A woman illegally entered Yellowstone National Park and fell into a hot spring. The incident happened yesterday, according to NBC. Park officials said the woman was backing up to take photos when she...

LA County to extend Stay-At-Home orders

May 14, 2020

While Los Angeles County’s stay-at home order technically ends on Friday, residents can expect these restrictions to last through the summer. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged...

Canada Bans Assault Weapons

May 10, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a nationwide ban on military-style assault weapons. This new ruling will make it illegal to sell, transport, or use 1,500 varieties of assault weapons,...

Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Consumption of Dogs and Cats

Apr 12, 2020

Last Thursday, the city of Shenzhen announced legislation to ban the sale and consumption of dogs and cats, making it the first city in China to do so. The move comes after a similar announcement in...

Disney to Furlough “Unnecessary” Workers, Stop Collecting Payments for Annual Passes

Apr 7, 2020

Because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus, Disney has closed their theme parks indefinitely. Now, they have decided to furlough workers whose jobs “aren’t necessary at this time.” Disney parks...

[Video] Whittier City Emergency Meeting: Closure of Parnell Park after a homeless woman’s death

Jan 9, 2020

City council of Whittier called a city emergency meeting to address the closure of Parnell Park after the death of a 22-year-old homeless ensued safety concerns in the community.

Rio Hondo Volleyball to Host San Diego City College in Playoffs

Nov 23, 2019

The No. 15 seed Lady Roadrunners will take on the No. 18 seed Knights of San Diego City College in the Play-In Round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs on November,23 at 4 p.m. at Rio Hondo College....

Whittier Goes Green for Earth Day

May 9, 2019

Saturday, April 27, the city of Whittier held their annual Earth Day celebration. The event ran from 10 am to 2 pm. Environmental groups, like the San Dimas Forestry Unit and the Beekeepers Association...

Santa Fe Springs Art Fest 2019

May 8, 2019

Friday, May 3, the city of Santa Fe Springs held its sixth annual art festival. Showcasing the works of more than 200 artists, the event also raises funds for art and creative youth programs across the...

Earth Day Event in Whittier

May 2, 2019

Saturday, April 27, the city of Whittier held their annual Earth Day celebration. The event ran from 10 am to 2 pm. Environmental groups, like the San Dimas Forestry Unit and the Beekeepers Association...

Top 5 Baseball Movies

Mar 22, 2019

Baseball: America’s favorite sport. It’s also a favorite of Hollywood, as there have been many, many movies based on the sport. So your friendly neighborhood writer thought to himself, Hm, what’re...

First Look at Matt Smith as Charles Manson

Mar 21, 2019

On March 12, IFC Films released a new trailer for the film Charlie Says. The trailer gives us a look at Matt Smith as the infamous Charles Manson. Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) looks almost unrecognizable...

Women’s Tennis: Third Time’s the Charm

Mar 19, 2019

The Lady Roadrunners will take on the El Camino College Warriors today at the tennis courts at Rio Hondo. This will be Rio’s third time taking on the Warriors, but history is definitely not on their...

NFL Offseason: Mr. Big Treasure Chest

Mar 10, 2019

Mr. Big Chest is on the move. Sunday, March 10, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was dealt to the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL Network. In exchange for the star wide receiver,...

New Pokémon Games Announced for 2019

Mar 9, 2019

Pokémon fans rejoice! Feb. 27, Nintendo and Game Freak announced the release of two new Pokémon games: “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield.” “Sword” and “Shield” will take players...

Women’s Tennis Preview: Rio vs Desert

Mar 6, 2019

In a clash between fowls, the Lady Roadrunners will take on the College of the Desert Roadrunners March 5 at Desert. Rio is coming off back to back losses against El Camino College and Cerritos College....

Women’s Tennis Preview: Rio Hondo vs El Camino

Feb 28, 2019

Tennis season is in full swing. The Lady Roadrunners will take on the El Camino College Warriors Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Rio’s tennis courts. Sophomore Jane Quoch has a lot of different emotions going through...

Men’s Basketball: Streak Is Over

Feb 14, 2019

The streak is over. Rio Hondo snapped it’s 13 game losing streak with a 75-70 win over Los Angeles Trade-Tech College  Feb. 13 at Rio’s basketball gym. Sophomore guard Elijah McElroy led the charge...

Men’s Basketball: Roadrunners Continue To Battle for A Win

Feb 11, 2019

Sophomore power forward Uziel Felix paced Rio Hondo College with 18 points in an 80-65 loss to South Coast Conference-North rival Pasadena City College in Pasadena Friday, Feb. 9. This was a nice bounce-back...

Why Ben Affleck is the Greatest Live Action Batman

Feb 11, 2019

Christian Bale. Michael Keaton. These are the first names to come to mind when you think of Batman. Or more specifically, who the BEST Batman is. Even Adam West's iteration of the Dark Knight, in all...

Super Bowl LIII: Can Rams Take the Throne?

Feb 2, 2019

Hope For Rams Fans Sunday, Feb. 3, the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Over the last two seasons, the Rams have gone from one of the laughing stocks of the National...

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Nov 28, 2018

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